I thought it might interest you to see some of the process of this painting. This is one of the few that pretty much is ending up as I originally intended. I have never used mixed media before and thought it would be fun to do so. I made three "quotes":
Did you think I love you because I said I did?
Authenticity is in the eye of the beholder.
If you think this gift is free, you are wrong.
I put them on the board after I had prepared the substrate in places with gesso mixed with pumice for texture and laid out the basic design. Then I worked the color schemes for the regions of the board. Because it is abstract, I turned the board counterclockwise every once in a while to help achieve balance in my painting. (As you can see from the below, I am thinking that it needs to upside down from whence I originally began.) Because the quotes would need to be legible and therefore might be too obvious (due to the white), I needed to have a dramatic focus for the painting and for it to have a movement that would help distract from the white and compliment rather than compete with the quotes. I hope you think I am achieving this because I am nearly finished. Let me know what you think!